Wednesday, January 18, 2012

French Doors

Hello friends! Today is tutorial day over at the Kraft Journal and I've got a card to share that I made with a fastener inspired by an inter-office mail envelope I saw at work the other day! And, because it was inspired by an object I see every day "around the office", I am also linking it up to the "around the house" challenge at Moxie Fab World! Yes, I hate to say that I'm at home at the office, but a girl has to make a living, right? :)
I started with a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card base made from light kraft cardstock which was folded twice for a french door effect.I start most cards by getting out a ton of supplies and then pare down until I find what I'm going to use.
I measured and cut two panels from a sheet of patterned paper and stamped them with a beautiful rose image from Waltzingmouse Stamps and stamped a hang tag with a sentiment for the inside of the card.
I glued some hang tag string to one of a pair of vintage rhinestone buttons.
I adhered a panel of patterned paper to the interior of the card and attached the tag, tying the string in a bow.I tied some shabby ribbon around one of the "doors", used two stick pins as decorative accents, and glued the buttons down on the card.
To close the card, I simply wound the string around the two buttons!
Here is a view of the finished card's interior!

I can't wait to hear about every day items that weave their way into your craft projects!

Supplies: Stamps - Roses in Bloom (WMS), Ink - Rose Red, Basic Black (SU!), Cardstock - Paper Heart Collection (Crate Paper), Cardstock - Light Kraft (TKO), Hang Tag/String (TKO), Vintage Buttons, Ribbon (Memriemare), Stick Pins (Jenni Bowlin)


  1. Beautiful card, Jen!!! What a fun closure! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so pretty! Love the Franch doors idea! And those WMS flowers are always so pretty! Perfect with the paper you picked! Did you see we were both highlighted in the Big Mouse post?! Funny!! Hope all is well with you!!!
    Hugs & happy day to you!

  3. Beautiful card, Jen!
    Haven't "talked to you" in quite awhile: hope you're doing well and had a wonderful Christmas!!

  4. Oh wow! What a great card and to think it was inspired by an interoffice mail envelope! So pretty and unique.

  5. Wonderful tutorial Jen! Those fun buttons made such a cute closure. :-)


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